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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
Recent Activity
May 2022 - No Mow May is a tiny idea with huge consequences. The idea is simple, stow the lawnmower for the month of May and let the “weeds” come to bloom. Plants that we consider weeds are actually food that is essential for pollinators just coming out of hibernation.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at 2020 Action
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that Sir David Attenborough will receive the Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to research, documentation, and advocacy for the protection of nature and its restoration. Sir David Attenborough’s career as a broadcaster, natural historian, author, and environmental advocate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2022 at EarthAction
Media Advisory Chronic Land Degradation: UN to Publish Comprehensive Global Land Outlook 2 Report Wednesday, 27 April 2022 Contacts: Terry Collins, +1-416-878-8712 (m), tc@tca.tc Wagaki Wischnewski, +49-228-815-2820; +49-173-268-7593; WWischnewski@unccd.in A new report from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), to be released Wednesday, 27 April 2022, offers both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2022 at EarthAction
April 2022 - The threat of nuclear war has risen considerably with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Immediately after launching the invasion, President Putin placed his nuclear forces on “high combat alert” and warned other countries that if they tried to stop him they would "face consequences that you have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at 2020 Action
Media Advisory French Spanish Russian Arabic Chinese Focus on land to safeguard climate and sustain life on our planet Côte d’Ivoire hosts first major conference in 2022 to tackle the interconnected challenges of land degradation, climate change and biodiversity loss The fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2022 at EarthAction
The renowned and internationally respected American peace-builder, psychologist, educator, and engaged Buddhist Dr. Paula Green has died at the age of 84. She passed away on 21 February due to complications related to cancer. Dr. Green, founder and executive director of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding NGO, had 40 years’... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2022 at EarthAction
March 2022 - Rainforest destruction is happening at a frightening rate that could wipe out the world’s remaining tropical forests within 100 years. Two thirds of the world’s original rainforest have already been destroyed or degraded by humans. American companies must stop importing products generated from unlawful deforestation and that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2022 at 2020 Action
February 2022 - At this point, Russia has over 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders. Turning Ukraine into a battlefield is not the way to find a solution to this issue. There are steps the US can take to reduce the likelihood of war. Our strategy should be to negotiate in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at 2020 Action
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2021 EarthAction Project & Campaign Report The following projects and campaigns were made possible with your support. Thank You. 2020 Action: Every month, 2020 Action educated and mobilized thousands of US citizens and encouraged them to communicate with US policymakers on critically important peace and environmental issues. Each month, 2020... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at EarthAction
January 2022 - We are sending you the January 2022 Action early because the need is so urgent. The US has been deeply engaged in and supportive of Afghanistan for over 20 years. Since our withdrawal in August, the billions of dollars annually in US aid to Afghanistan has stopped... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2021 at 2020 Action
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2021 ACTION REPORT on Monthly Actions January 2021: President Trump Must Not Attack Iran! Fortunately, he didn’t. February 2021: A New Sheriff in Town—A New Beginning With Pres. Biden in office, we urged him to undo the Trumpian withdrawals from existing nuclear agreements. There were three: a) The Open Skies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at 2020 Action
Dear colleagues and partners, On December 7-9, UNICEF and partners will convene the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21), which includes leaders, experts, change-makers, and influencers together with children and youth to discuss and accelerate proven and new solutions, inspire commitments to create change and mobilize knowledge and resources... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2021 at EarthAction
December 2021 - The US decision on whether to have a policy not to start a nuclear war by being the first to use nuclear weapons is coming up in the next few weeks as Pres. Biden's Nuclear Posture Review is finalized. Any use of nuclear weapons is liable to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2021 at 2020 Action
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In 2021, EarthAction became the sponsor of the Indigenous Solidarity Fund (ISF) whose mission is to support elders, leaders, and wisdom-keepers of indigenous groups in Colombia and the Americas in their efforts to preserve and share their cultures and traditional practices. Click here to view a video made in 2021... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2021 at EarthAction
November 2021 - In 1999, 81% of the world’s energy came from burning oil, gas and coal. In 2019, 81% of the world’s energy came from burning oil, gas and coal. The status quo is not progress. Despite the Earth growing hotter, with all the devastating consequences, we humans continue... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2021 at 2020 Action
Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am delighted to invite you to attend the launching of a major new global initiative which will be announced on November 2 at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. At its centre is a new coalition of governments called the Green Grids Initiative – One... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at EarthAction
October 2021 - Next year, will we have the same horrific wildfires, unprecedented heat waves, and extreme droughts and floods, all over again? Yes, if we're lucky! Because more likely, it will be worse, the science says, if we keep adding to the greenhouse gases already in the air. To... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2021 at 2020 Action
Climate change and nuclear weapons are two existential threats to human survival that share a number of connections, according to participants at Nuclear Weapons & Climate Change, an intergenerational symposium that was held at Central Hall Westminster in London and online last week (Thursday, 9 September 2021). Over 300 legislators,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2021 at EarthAction
September 2021 - American taxpayers have been subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, through direct subsidies and tax breaks, for over 100 years, resulting in climate damaging emissions, pollution, and destruction of habitats. For years this amounted to $15 billion per year, but these subsidies have increased in the past few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2021 at 2020 Action
August 2021 - On Aug. 6, 2020, Hiroshima Day, Presidential Candidate Joe Biden proclaimed: “I will work to bring us closer to a world without nuclear weapons.” That was encouraging to the many Americans who favor a world without nuclear weapons, and to the 122 countries that voted for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at 2020 Action
8 July 2021 11am - 2pm Easten Time USA (EDT). 5pm-8pm Central European Time (CEST) Hosted by the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms Click here to register Basel Peace Office welcomes this important anniversary event organised by the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA), and encourages... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at EarthAction
July 2021 - Negotiations on the Democrats’ proposed Infrastructure Act are currently ongoing. Republican counter-proposals leave out critical areas, in particular: water issues like sewer repairs, pollution controls, and lead pipe replacement. Years of cutbacks in federal funding have left woeful inadequacies in our physical infrastructure and ignored safety and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at 2020 Action
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In 2020, EarthAction, in collaboration with the Save Our Spirits Fund, gave a grant to the Global Purpose Group to support their work with the Surin Islanders in a project to clean up their ancestral beaches and restore aspects of their culture, especially communication between youth and elders using song... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2021 at EarthAction
June 2021 - A nuclear exchange between the US and Russia or the US and China would incinerate hundreds of millions of people immediately, and lead to a Nuclear Winter which would slaughter an estimated 7 billion of the Earth’s 7.7 billion people, mostly through starvation. It is estimated that... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2021 at 2020 Action
May 2021 - After carbon dioxide, methane is the largest contributor to global warming. The need for deep cuts in methane emissions is made clear in a 2018 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It warns that only with drastic cuts in methane emissions can we avoid a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2021 at 2020 Action